October 20, 2016
BE A PART OF
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM'S FUTURE...
Donate today during the second annual
Mississippi Day of Giving!
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
Support the Delta Blues Museum - Mississippi's first music museum -
and help us match our grant to upgrade exhibits!
Starting at 9:00am (central) on Thursday, October 20, 2016 and
continuing until 9:00am (central) on Friday, October 21, 2016
us for the second annual Mississippi Day of Giving online
We are in the final design stage of planning
new permanent exhibits and need to raise $60,000 to complete
this stage of our "Deeper Roots" campaign:
In 2012, with assistance from the Mississippi Department
of Transportation, the Mississippi Arts Commission and the
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Museum
added 7300 sq. ft. of new exhibit space to our gallery and
since then has been working on plans for new permanent exhibits,
which will fill our total gallery space (old and new) which
is about 12,000 square feet.
We are now finalizing this project and need funding to
complete these plans so that we might debut the new exhibits
in 2019, the museum's 40th anniversary.
and be part of our future at the Museum!
the Delta Blues Museum
Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library
Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum
in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest
music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to
the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013
recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library
Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library
service to the community - and a 2014 winner of the National
Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum
is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors
find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history
and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the
Blues. The Museum is honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive
The "Delta Blues Foundation" is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organization that supports the work of Delta Blues Museum.
All funds solicited through the Delta Blues Foundation are
raised to benefit the Delta Blues Museum. On-line tax deductible
contributions to the Delta Blues Foundation include the
Deeper Roots program and the General Fund (a monetarily
unrestricted contribution made to the foundation in support
of the museum). Memberships and the Buy a Brick program
are funded directly to the Delta Blues Museum and are not
considered tax deductible.
For online donations or for more information on
events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit
the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal